Mayor Elizabeth Tisdahl and PeaceAble Cities: Evanston are inviting all Evanston households to host two or three Northwestern University students for dinner on Thursday, Oct. 6.
Joey Rodger of PeaceAble Cities says, “Wonderful young people come to Evanston every year to learn and grow at Northwestern. Many Evanstonians never know any of them, nor do most students know our diverse, thoughtful residents. This year we can change all that.”
“You don’t need to be a fabulous cook, a witty raconteur, or even a perfect housekeeper. Just be willing to set a few extra places at dinner Oct. 6 and welcome new students to share their stories and hopes over some food, Roger adds.
Residents can sign up by Friday, Sept. 30, on the PeaceAble Cities website.
Rogers says PeaceAble Cities will send names and email addresses of the students selected for you a few days before the event, and participants will be asked to contact the students directly to see if they need transportation or other help getting to the dinner.
She says the group will try to match students and host households for particular food needs such as vegetarian practice or keeping Kosher and for pet or serious food allergies.
For more information call Peaceable Cities: Evanston at 847-475-5740 or email email@example.com.